New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,492 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Hurt Locker
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
6492 movie reviews
  1. Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town.
  2. "Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
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  3. Gripping documentary.
  4. I wouldn't recommend the movie to anyone, but if the families of the victims take something positive from it, as their cooperation with Greengrass suggests they do, that's justification enough.
  5. When boy meets girl in Steven Soderbergh's jaunty, sexy Out of Sight, it happens with a bang.
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  6. The inexplicably terrifying ending is good for a month's worth of nightmares -- no small thing for a movie in such a saturated field.
  7. Gives moviegoers a funny, observant, evanescent approach to the mysteries of human desire.
  8. Bernie Mac gives surprising wisdom and heart - along with the laughs - to what could have been just another generic baseball comedy.
  9. Linklater's ravishing new movie represents a bold leap into the possibilities of technology.
  10. In this cross between film noir and melodrama, there's lust, need, camp and betrayal.
  11. It's not just a movie about an underdog who fights the odds, it's about following one's heart -- despite the obstacles.
  12. A powerful movie that should win all the year's ensemble acting awards. Pitt has never done better dramatic work, Blanchett is as convincing as always, and - in introducing themselves to American audiences - veteran Mexican actress Barraza and Japan's Kikuchi are revelations.
  13. Man on Fire, with a best-ever Denzel Washington, is the first (nonreligious) sure thing to hit the multiplex this year.
  14. The performance of the movie is Liev Schreiber as Shaw, a man howlingly uncomfortable in his own skin.
  15. The plot is intricate and tight. The preamble is a bit challenging to sort out. But the movie's engine is the relationships and the characters' inner lives, all of it boiling with emotional intensity.
  16. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
  17. The feel-good movie of the summer. And the song this pimp works up, about how hard it is to manage a stable of ho's, is catchy and moving.
  18. For a black comedy whose tangled sequence of events is completely improbable, Pedro Almodóvar's Volver feels absolutely authentic. So, think of everything as metaphor and enjoy one of the year's most delectably twisted treats.
  19. Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
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  20. No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.
  21. A sublimely uplifting movie.
  22. Harris brings into focus a nearly forgotten success story, filling in another blank in the ultimate mosaic of the 20th century's greatest tragedy.
  23. A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
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  24. Overwhelmingly powerful.
  25. Whether Adam Sandler can actually act is not actually answered in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. But he's great in it.
  26. A pitch-perfect gem.
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  27. It's a sensation - both a milestone in computer-animation and a likely Christmas classic.
  28. Beautifully shot, both in darkened homes and on the misty green Irish landscape by Loach's frequent cinematographer Barry Aykroyd, "Wind" has a you-are-there intensity and intimacy about it that make it nearly overwhelming. But for all its violence and subsequent sadness, it's a movie of extraordinary importance.
  29. Noir has never been this bright.
  30. If you're at all curious about what it feels like to be inside a race car going 200 miles per hour at Daytona International Speedway, I don't think there's a better, quicker or safer way to find out than Simon Wincer's documentary.

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